Beyond the Mirror
Welcome to Beyond the Mirror’s website

If there is to be peace in the world there must be peace in the home.
Violence in the home is everyone’s problem.
Each of us must be part of the solution.
We must do all that we can in the time that we have.

This site provides:
  • A free e-book of poetry on psychological abuse; (click on book cover below)
  • Information on unhealthy/abusive relationships;
  • How we can help as individuals and as communities.
Our mission is to work for peace in homes by distributing information about unhealthy/violent relationships; suggesting ways to help individuals in such relationships; and empowering and affirming victim/survivors.

What it is like for children to live in a violent home?
Children observe a parent being:
  • Shoved
  • Kicked
  • Punched
  • Slapped
  • Pulled by the hair
  • Screamed at
Children witness a parent being emotionally abused by:
  • Put-downs
  • Threats
  • Name-calling
  • Being sworn at
Children experience:
  • Tension in the air
  • Hearing cries
  • Hearing screams
  • Sensing their abused parent’s fear
The aftermath of a violent attack is another way children experience domestic violence which can include:
  • Bruising or other injuries of the abused parent.
  • Broken furniture and objects.
  • Holes punched in walls.
  • Cries, sobs, tears of the abused parent.
  • Phones torn out of the walls.
  • Injuries to the child which occur as “collateral damage”